Puppy and I seemed equally surprised.
|View from windshield
There was no Invisible Fence; no leash; no owner to gather Puppy. A cop, a big dog, scared neighbors and a chaplain all waited. Puppy made the next move: he started walking toward Joe.
Joe patted his thigh and Puppy rubbed his forehead on Joe's leg. Then Puppy turned in a circle and did a little dance. Puppy wanted to play!
U-turn-whipping, dog-whispering, leg-patting cops need prayer. We need people willing to speak kindly to dogs as frightened neighbors watch. Some puppies aren't so nice.
God made the dogs, the neighbors, the cops and the pet owners. As a chaplain, I have the privilege of reminding each of them that God cares about the work they do.
*Not real name of officer.